IELTS General Writing: things to avoid

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Here are some mistakes that you should avoid in writing task 1 of the GT test:

  1. The beginning and ending of the letter don't match.
  2. The main purpose of the letter isn't clear.
  3. You didn't cover all of the points.
  4. You wrote too much about one point, and neglected the others.
  5. You didn't separate your paragraphs clearly.
  6. You didn't get the 'tone' right (formal or informal).
  7. The letter doesn't 'flow' well because ideas are badly organised.

Avoid these mistakes, and you are on the way to writing a good letter!

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